Neutrons tap into magnetism in topological insulators at high temperatures

Monday, May 9, 2016 - 14:00 in Physics & Chemistry

Researchers used neutron scattering to reveal magnetic moments in hybrid topological insulator materials at room temperature, hundreds of degrees Fahrenheit warmer than the extreme sub-zero cold where the properties are expected to occur. The discovery promises new opportunities for next-generation electronic and spintronic devices such as improved transistors and quantum computing technologies.

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